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May012013

PORTELLA DELLA GINESTRA MASSACRE

On May 1, 1947, during Labour Day celebrations in Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, 11 people were killed and 27 wounded in what is called  the Portella della Ginestra Massacre. Sicilian separatist leader and bandit Salvatore Giuliano and his gang were held responsible although many people believe that they were used as scapegoats by the mafia in cahoots with wealthy landowners and politicians. On April 20–21 there was a surprise (more)

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